Lead Scientist

Employer
Location
Harrogate, North Yorkshire (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 15, 2016
Closes
Oct 13, 2016
Result Type
Jobs
Position Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are now recruiting for a Senior Scientist to join our Bio-analytical   team in Harrogate.

The position is full time and permanent.

Responsibilities and duties

• Serves as the scientific point of contact for the clients

• Works with the client to determine project requirements

• Communicates and monitors scientific expectations with scientific staff and clients

• Gives scientific directives to the study team

• Identifies scientific issues or scope changes within the study

• Ensures client programs meet Covance, client, and regulatory requirements

• Develops and reviews protocols and sample analysis plans

• Reviews data with the method development team to ensure methods are ready for validation

• Approves validation methods and reviews sample analysis methods

• Independently reviews and approves raw data

• Able to plan, prioritize, and manage workload for large and complex projects

• Participates in scientific investigations

• Effectively evaluates data and tables to ensure regulatory guidelines and expectations are met

• Reviews and approves reports for scientific accuracy and completeness

• Approves QA project specific inspections

• Approves data archival

• Provides technical support as needed

• Assists with efforts to troubleshoot and solve assay problems

• Able to serve as a lead scientist for external methods and projects

Qualifications and experience

The post holder should have a BSc or equivalent, MSc or PhD. They should also have previous experience of study directing.

In addition experience of Sponsor management and technical expertise in the relevant business line will have been gained prior to this role.

Covance is a global market leader in contract research services, pioneering advanced studies into pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals and agrochemicals across the globe.  As an integral part of these partnerships, our diverse and highly talented staff community makes a difference to the lives of millions. At Covance, we help make the miracles of medicine a reality. We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues, while building a flexible and rewarding career.

There is no better time to join us!